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Timeless Flight: The Voyage Continues
     

Timeless Flight: The Voyage Continues

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by The Moody Blues
 
Since the turning of the 21st century, there have been at least two Moody Blues compilations issued every year, and their early catalog has been remastered and reissued with bonus material. Timeless Flight is a four-disc compilation -- also available in a shorter two-disc configuration as well as deluxe editions, one of which

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Since the turning of the 21st century, there have been at least two Moody Blues compilations issued every year, and their early catalog has been remastered and reissued with bonus material. Timeless Flight is a four-disc compilation -- also available in a shorter two-disc configuration as well as deluxe editions, one of which tops out at 11 CDs and 6 DVDs -- that features almost all of the material from 2007's Collected, and then some. While the highlights for fans will always be the singles and standout album tracks, there are a few rarities included. All of the band's original releases are represented by multiple cuts. The surprises on disc one include the stereo 1967 mixes of the A-side of the "Love and Beauty" single, and a handful of selections from Days of Future Passed, including "Nights in White Satin," which have never appeared on CD before. Regarding this last number, given what we've been hearing on the radio for decades (a crummy, flat, mono mix) it sounds jarring and vital. Disc two features "It's Up to You," which was recorded for A Question of Balance but not released until now. Disc three offers no unreleased material, but does contain a healthy selection of tracks from The Blue Jays (including the "Blue Guitar" A-side), live cuts from their Lancaster University gig in 1975, and the top side of Justin Hayward's "Forever Autumn" single. Moodies cuts are culled from Octave, Long Distance Voyager, and The Present; there's a live version of "Running Water" and two single sides: "The Other Side of Life" and "Your Wildest Dreams." Disc four contains two previously unissued live versions of "Eternity Road" and "Question" from 1997, as well as numerous late album tracks (including some from Live at Red Rocks) and "This Is the Moment," which was previously only available on the Gloryland: World Cup USA '94 disc. It closes with "December Snow" from their seasonal offering in 2003. It's all packaged in a handsome longbox, with 42-page booklet chock-full of photos, complete song credits, and a lengthy historical liner essay by reissue producer Mark Powell. Obviously this is targeted at the most devoted Moody Blues fan, and for her or him, the gorgeous sound and striking presentation will be reason enough.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Ume
UPC:
0600753432471
catalogNumber:
5343247
Rank:
8780

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moody Blues   Primary Artist
Peter Knight   Conductor
Justin Hayward   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
John Lodge   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ray Thomas   Flute,Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Graeme Edge   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Patrick Moraz   Keyboards
Chris Spedding   Guitar
Herbie Flowers   Bass
Graham Gouldman   Bass,Vocals
Eric Stewart   Keyboards,Vocals
Jeff Wayne   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Paul Bliss   Drums,Keyboards
Bias Boshell   Keyboards
June Boyce   Background Vocals
Lol Creme   Guitar,Vocals
Kirk Duncan   Piano
Ken Freeman   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mel Galley   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Godley   Drums,Vocals
R.A. Martin   Horn,Saxophone,Soloist
Barry Morgan   Drums
Jo Partridge   Guitar
Barry Radman   Sampling
Terry Rowley   Keyboards,Jawbone
Tom Tompkins   Flute,Viola
Graham Deakin   Drums
Sue Shattock   Background Vocals
Larry Baird   Conductor
Danilo Madonia   Keyboards
Dave Holland   Drums
Jim Cockey   Violin,Glockenspiel
Mike Pinder   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Gordon Marshall   Percussion,Drums
Justin Heyward   Group Member
Tracy Graham   Background Vocals
Tim Tomkins   Cello,Viola

Technical Credits

Peter Knight   String Arrangements
Justin Hayward   Composer,Instrumentation
John Lodge   Composer,Instrumentation
Moody Blues   Producer
Michael Pinder   Composer
Ray Thomas   Composer,Instrumentation
Graeme Edge   Composer,Instrumentation
Jeff Wayne   Composer,Producer
10cc   Producer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer,Lyricist
Chris Brunt   Engineer
Tony Clarke   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Tom Garneau   Engineer
Dennis Hansen   Engineer
Richard Kaplan   Engineer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Adrian Martins   Engineer
Christopher Neil   Producer
Gary Osborne   Composer,Lyricist
Barry Radman   Programming
Derek Varnals   Engineer
Paul Vigrass   Composer,Lyricist
Tony Visconti   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Frank Wildhorn   Composer
Pip Williams   Producer,String Arrangements
Geoff Young   Engineer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Robin Thompson   Engineer
Phil Smee   Concept
Pete Jones   Engineer
Larry Baird   String Arrangements
Danilo Madonia   Programming,Engineer,Orchestration
Alberto Parodi   Engineer
Hugh Mendl   Executive Producer
Gregg Jackmann   Engineer
Richard Masters   Producer
Mike Pinder   Composer,Instrumentation
Mark Powell   Producer,Band Liason
Pete Carlsen   Engineer
Justin Heyward   Instrumentation
Kathryn Gilfeather   Marketing
Liam Lydon   Licensing
Mark Wood   Marketing

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Timeless Flight 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Serious problem. The review of the item above (Editorial Reviews- All Music Guide - Thom Jurek) is rather confusing. Which one of these are we getting? The 2 disc set, the 4 disc set, or the "deluxe" 11CD - 6 DVD set?? As I was in somewhat of a ruch to buy this. I totally missed the concealed information that this product was actually the 4 CD set. Dissapoinment #1. Then there is the graphic above which shows a COMPLETELY different version ( a stylized -metallic cover resembling a speaker cover) than the item which I received which was an unassuming black mini-book configuration. My review does not reflect strictly the object I received, but B&N's apparent lackluster diligence in making sure the product they sell is accurately represented, depicted, or otherwise described to the potential buyer...